Cheese, as my wife Rachel will tell you, is the food of the gods. It is truly amazing stuff. Seemingly endless varieties of tasty magic, basically starting from the same stuff, and taken in so many disparate directions and distinct bits of joy.
There are so many cheeses, from inexpensive to very pricey, that it is a blessing that a local store — Lucky’s — has a little bin where they wrap odds and ends of various cheeses that are priced under $5. While they stock dozens upon dozens of cheeses, there’s often a half dozen or so types in the little bin to choose from. It’s wonderful, because it allows for a sampling of cheeses that one might otherwise never plonk down the required money for.
And, indeed, I did plonk down $3.80 for a little piece of “Clothbound Cheddar” that runs $19.99/lb. So while the wedge I got was not large, it was enough to share with my wife, Rachel. I gave her some Triscuit and had some Sesame Crostini myself.